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When masses stand up to asses

LAKSIRI WARNAKULA (Island) It was the talk-of-the town for many days. So many concerned and delighted citizens have posted on many social media sites and written letters and articles to newspapers. I am sure it was, perhaps it is even now, one of the most talked-about topics in today’s local current-affairs scene. It was a … Continue reading

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Sick Quacks

Island Editorial Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during PM Mahinda Rajapaksa’s recent state visit to India, exhorted Sri Lanka to ensure that the rights of its minorities, especially the Tamils, were safeguarded. In an interesting turn of events replete with irony, close on the heels of Modi’s much-publicised exhortation, ethnic violence erupted, in New Delhi; … Continue reading

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Let my country awake

Daily FT Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high; Where knowledge is free; Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls; Where words come out from the depth of truth; Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection; Where the clear stream of reason … Continue reading

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Tragedy: New Wives of their own fathers!

Triple win with double misery (Original Title) Prof Srimal Abeyaratne (Sunday Times) File picture of migrant workers at the airport. A few years ago, a University research team was engaged in a research project in a remote village located on the river bank of the “Deduru Oya” in the North Western province. While they were … Continue reading

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“Unnecessary judicial interventions are harmful to democracy’ -GR

On the President, Judges and encounters of a curious kind (Original Title: Sunday Times) When Sri Lanka’s President, Gotabaya Rajapaksa reportedly articulates that, ‘unnecessary judicial interventions are harmful to democracy’ (The Island, February 21st, 2020), one is intrigued. A praxis of bizarre happenings Pray, what would a Presidential definition of ‘unnecessary’ be, it might be … Continue reading

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